[Tagging] The endless debate about "landcover" as a top-level tag

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 23:15:06 UTC 2018

On 09/06/18 21:13, Colin Smale wrote:
> On 2018-06-09 13:00, Warin wrote:
>> On 09/06/18 19:20, Colin Smale wrote:
>>> On 2018-06-09 10:51, Christoph Hormann wrote:
>>>     On Saturday 09 June 2018, Colin Smale wrote:
>>>                 This analogy also means that competition is
>>>                 essential for progress
>>>                 in OSM.
>>>         How do we define "progress"? How do we conclude if OSM today is
>>>         "better" than in the past? Are our processes becoming more
>>>         mature? Is
>>>         our data quality improving? Do we have more "customers" than
>>>         before?
>>>         What defined "goals" have we achieved?
>>>     I have not defined progress and don't need to for the argument i
>>>     made.
>>>     It applies for any definition of progress you might have.  Or in
>>>     other
>>>     words: Here it just means the opposite of stagnation.
>>> Stagnation is exactly where we are heading, isn't it?
>> With the passion shown on some subjects, I'd say OSM is very far from 
>> 'stagnation'. :)
>> To me a stagnant pool is one with no life in it, no movement.
>> The OSM pool has ripples and waves of different opinions some of them 
>> clash and make turbulence. There is life in the OSM pool.
> I suppose stagnation is not quite the right word. Ripples are evidence 
> of energy, not progress being made. A boat straining against its 
> anchor can make a splash, but the only effect is warming the sea up a 
> little. I interpreted stagnation as not going anywhere.
Depends on you point of view.
If your the anchor looking back at the boat then it is not going anywhere.
If your the water looking at the boat then it is going somewhere.

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